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, and which prohibited commonsense uses of cheap and safe fuel that could actually help the environment. and department of transportation regulations that, without increasing safety, vastly increased record eping for ready-mix concrete drivers, unnecessarily limited their hours and suppressed their wages. title 2 of the alert act helps to protect people like bob sells and his workers from regulations that ask job creators to achieve the unyou a cheeveble. do not -- the unachievable, do not help to control targets, suppress hours and wages for no good reasons and inundate americans with unnecessary paperwork. title 3 of the alert act offers long-needed help to small business people like carl harris, the vice president and general manager of carl harris company in wichita, kansas. mr. harris is a small homebuilder. every day he has to fight and overcome the fact that government regulations now account for 25% of the final price of a new single-family home. mr. harris participants in small business review panels, existing law uses to try to lower the cost of regulations for small businesse
supply of hundreds of thousands of people. finally we must be mindful of the environment. first we operate in a time of severe budget constraints. as secretary of the department of homeland security, i therefore believe i am obligated to identify and eliminate inefficiencies, waste and unnecessary duplications of resources across the large and de-centralized bureaucracy, while pursuing important missions such as the recapitalization of the aging coast guard fleet. second, i am mindful of the surveys that reflect that morale is low. i intend to constantly remind our work force of the critical importance of their homeland security mission and that the department's greatest asset in pursuit of these mission is his our people. i will be a champion for the men and women of d.h.s., and i will advocate on their behalf. i look forward to working with this committee. the chairman is correct that i am actively working to fill the vacancies in senior management positions. i do that on a daily basis, and i look forward to a shared vision and a partnership with congress on our important mission
a better environment. >> why? so many companies run so poorly? >> i think you have a market that is fair value, plus or minus. it is not overshadowed particularly. corporate are healthy. financials are well capitalized. interest rates are low. company balance sheets are filled with cash. private equities trading over one billion dollars. unclogged capital commitments. ironically in environment where you have low growth means that they are much more receptive to value trading ideas. that lends itself to a very fertile environment for what we do. take one case example. yesterday you filed a 13 tnd with one of your companies, huge, employees 60,000 people. you want to talk to the board about pretty much everything, right? management, capital structure, other stuff. what ultimately are you trying to achieve here you go -- achieve here you go -- achieve here? several pretty much everything. >> is there that much wrong with the company? >> there are a lot of things right with the company. but all of those things you articulated -- i'm very confident we will be able to work things out amicably.
environment requires us to requirementize and make difficult choices. some we must make now. >> despite the problems and the cost overruns, the military has no plans to scrap the f35. russia and china are developing fighters that will outgun and outfly the u.s. fleet. the question is whether the pentagon can make good on the promise of a jet that can tackle all threats in all conditions. >> the budget proposal calls for retiring the u2 spy plan for one controlled remotely. >> a pregnant woman apparently drove into the water, driving a minnie van with her three children, ages 10, 9 and 3. life guards and other beach goers rushed in. they pulled all for to safety before the van was submerged by the waves. one of the children told rescue areas, "mummy is trying to kill us, please help." the mother was incoherent, uncooperative. she is undergoing psychiatric evaluation, the children have been placed in protective custody. >> tex joons have gone to the polls. greg abbott peat out eight other candidates, facing off against wendy davis. she is the first female nom ni since ann richards in 1994
or the environment. that is an important point to be made. that is the argument being used against keystone. host: he also asked you about unemployment insurance. guest: i am open to that. we offered a bill that we would be really -- we would be willing to support. we put forward alternatives that i have supported and republicans would support. we have to make sure that as we passed legislation we are addressing the deficit and the debt. a 17.2 trillion dollar debt. we have to address that for future generations. to a caller from alaska, anchorage, alaska. patrick, republican line. you are on was senator hoven. caller: good morning. thank you for the washington journal. it is a very valuable resource for us. senator hoven, i have two questions. because of the previous caller, i wanted to clarify one point regarding private and public oil out of alaska. governor hickle saw to it that we became an owner states. much closer to that oil being private oil than it is public. the oil companies appear are telling us that the reason there is only 500,000 barrels a day going down the pipe is because structure
? >> is always been a learning environment that i think the egg is part about it is meeting the people. 35,000 people who are early adopters. they are entrepreneurs and converge in this little funny place that is called austin, texas. it has become the place to meet people. one of the companies you will be looking for is atlas. this is about wearable technology? >> it is a big part of what is going on now. it is the buzz everywhere. atals is a great company because it really fits into the health category where we are trying to measure all of these things going on in our bodies and become more fit. all this take information about your exercise program and then you create graphs and you can track your progress, right? you can measured against your friends? >> really get into better shape. it is amazing how this company has such an amazing run and raised half $1 million already. me.3 and this is a different kind of investigation and health. tell us about it. >> they do dna testing. you mail it in and they could tell you a lot of things about your dna. you can learn where you came from, what d
. and the second problem has been the environment for safety of media workers is not that, still not good. there's still a lot of intimidation going on, particularly when cases become personal. and then those who are covered will go after the media workers and start -- [inaudible] we have had examples of in this the past. and the thursday -- the third problem has been lack of sufficient education in the area of investigative journalism among afghan media workers which is a pity because in afghanistan which corruption makes a huge problem, there's a huge need for investigative journalism. >> you know, that segways to another subject. let me ask you about this, james, and it's sort of our business in a way and also the business of mr. anzar here which is state broadcasting, you know, government broadcasting. mr. anzar's rta is moving to more of a public broadcasting model and changing the way they think about their work. i guess the question for you and i and maybe others in the room here, what's the appropriate role for the bbc and voa and other international broadcasters that also broadcast into
to foster job growth and promote a greener and cleaner environment for the next generation. the p.t.c., production tax credit, also creates jobs. in my district, the capital region of new york state, we are host to g.e.'s global research center and wind turbines service septre. in 2012 alone, g.e.'s wind division produced some 1,722 megawatts of power and provided a local capital investment of some $3.2 billion. if we are serious about helping the private sector create quality jobs that will put purchasing power back in the hands of the middle class, we must support wind power as one part of our overall energy policy and strategy. madam speaker, today i renew my support for wind power and the almost 2,000 jobs this clean energy source generates in my home state of new york. a number that is growing by the day, and a group whose work every day is helping to grow our economy, clean the air we breathe, and the water we drink, and make us truly energy independent. with that i thank you, madam speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair reco
nation's infrastructure. he also said i am honored to replace my friend as chair of the environment and public works transportation and infrastructure subcommittee. he will be heading that up. tweeting outffice the president's new competition will help put americans to work by repairing america's infrastructure. is one by the american progress group in washington. everyone billion dollars invested in infrastructure equals 10,000 to 15,000 jobs created. california,ale independent. what do you think? they worriedre about the infrastructure when we have all of these buildings throughout the silicon valley and all throughout a bunch of places in america and none of them are filled with any businesses. they are there and they took up all of this money to build. host: you do not think any more infrastructure spending? caller: i do not think so. host: what about roads and bridges? caller: i think most of the bridges out here are good. we just finished the bay bridge out here a couple months back. it was way out of the ballpark and they should not have spent that much. host: larry, utah, re
, public or private. if we really want a stable, predictable business environment, we wouldn't be going down this path. at the end of the day, again, the proposition is very straightforward. if you support consumer protection, you will vote no on this legislation. if you oppose consumer protection, you will vote yes. but i plead with you to please vote no. hank you, mr. chair. the chair: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. hensarling: mr. chairman, i yield myself five seconds to encourage the gentleman from washington to read section 1017 of the dodd-frank fact and would discover that the cfpb is funded by the federal reserve which happens to be taxpayer money. at this time, mr. chairman, i'm happy to yield one minute to the gentleman from missouri, mr. luetkemeyer, the vice chairman of our housing subcommittee. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. luetkemeyer: thank you, mr. chairman. my colleagues have done a good job listing problems of the cfpb. i want to tell you about the overreach of this already. one business purchased a small lending company and
to build healthier learning environments for our kids. part of this effort will be eliminating advertisements for unhealthy food and beverages in our schools. thatnk we can all agree our classroom should be healthy places where kids are not bombarded with ads for junk food. food marketing guidelines are tot of the larger effort inspire companies to think about how they campaign for food to kids. kids watch thousands of food advertisements every year. 86% of these ads are for products loaded with sugar and salt. our kids see an average of just one ad a week for healthy products like water, fruits and vegetables. just one. begun the we have first ever white house summit on food advertising to children, asking businesses to stop marketing unhealthy foods to kids and do more to get kids excited about healthy foods. should applynciple to our schools. about theant to talk "let's move" campaign. the federal government's efforts to combat childhood obesity. you can see the numbers on your screen. do you think this is a good idea? isn't an area of the federal area that the federal gover
a security environment that stops these kind of horrific crimes. and crimes against humanity. we look at this across the world, you see it in syria, i see it in other parts of the world, this inhumanity to man has got to stop. and i think the only way to at least begin that is to have a dialogue. even if you don't agree coming to the table with the issue are and what the goals need to be. >> ambassador sanders, it's always good to have you on the program thanks for sharing your insight on this store. >> i thank you. >>> up next, after the revolution, the fight for the future of ukraine as that country struggles to form a new government. a former u.s. ambassador joins us live. >>> plus, blood gold, the precious metal that reportedly comes from car zones in africa. billions in bullion at stake. ♪ what is this place? where are we? this is where we bring together the fastest internet and the best in entertainment. we call it the x1 entertainment operating system. it looks like the future! we must have encountered a temporal vortex. further analytics are necessary. beam us up. ♪ that's
it better environment for private investment and international energy agency's have estimated that it is in the trillions of dollars, the infrastructure investment, to man come in to develop our resources of energy in the u.s.. do investors look at president obama's infrastructure proposal with any degree of belief or is it something that they say it has been proposed, we will write it off? are looking at all of these intersections all of the time. about hownking a lot frompolicy in washington, the fed to defense spending, affect the markets? , you your hope and prayer are the queen of a higher oil price and you got it right. does it drive higher here? libya -- their production is out. if they cannot get the barrels back on, we will be in a higher priced situation. you need to watch the iraqi elections coming up in april. one thing to watch in the downside is the iranian nuclear negotiation. to the the risks are upside in terms of geopolitics. >> i want to bring it back to janet yellen testifying later today. what do you expect to hear from her that might move the markets? >>
wage, unemployment benefits and the environment. so the do nothing congress held a hearing yesterday entitled enforcing the president's constitutional duty to faithfully execute the law. the intent was clear, attack the president. and it was held in the judiciary committee which has your diction over immigration. here was lots of discussion. this is where the president has power to temporarily suspend the deportation of people who came here to the u.s. as children. apparently when the president stood just over there last month and delivered his state of the union address saying he would use his pen and phone to take executive action where the congress was taking no action, well, they didn't go over well for this do nothing cock. look, i know it's easy for republicans to blame obama and why they can't do reform this year. but you have to keep it connected to reality. you put your principles for immigration reform on the table. you call them standards, and there was some things i liked and some things i didn't. but what i said was, good, thank you, it's a nice start. let's sit down and
their overall political environment is favoring republicans. i think that has to do with the residue and hangover of all the health care controversies that battled the administration. we're still seeing some of the effects of that. the other thing in the republicans' favor is just the overall map when they're going to be in alaska, even in a state like north carolina, that ends up helping republicans, but is it the arizona that veto pointed out, even though it was vetoed, we've seen the republican party trip up on social issues, whether it was on that, whether it's on gay marriage, whether it's talking about contraception, and democrats want to be able to exploit that. i'm not sure that's necessarily going to be that silver bullet come 2014 in the mid terms, but that's what they want. >> let's talk about the senate here. we have a list of some of the republicans mentioned already. cory gardner, but bill cassidy, steve danes, tomorrow -- tom cotton. >> they have a lot of paths to pick up those senate seats, but those you just mentioned, in 2012, they didn't have a good track record. t
environment. >> the idea zero return goes to charles plosser. do we have challenges in investment? do low interest rates distort american finance? i think there are a lot of people that complain. is worried that we distort various price signals. >> you worry about chronic low interest rates. >> how long will it take before the pressures of that begin to show up and financial stability and capital going where does not need to go. the more central banks around the world and the fed try to distort the signals, the distortions build up over time. >> capital going places, being turned around quickly. not much sign of the traditional money velocity. there is a ratio of how much money is in the system. that has more to do with other things. i do not think that is driving the search for yield that we see. bank loans have fallen. they are up a little bit. are there optimistic signs that things have turned or are starting to turn? economy is in better shape than it has been in a couple of years. man i have never been one to protect that we're going to see four percent or five percent growth out of
insurance company. mr. allison was awed on that visit, he was awed by durham and its thriving environment for african-american business. on that visit pete became acquainted with a gentleman named john stewart whom i remember so well. president of mutual savings and loan association there in durham, and he was offered a job as a teller. he was more than a teller, after 25 years he became chief executive officer in less than 25 years. that was remarkable. during his tenure at the savings and loan association, he continued to build on the groundbreaking work of other men ke john and c.c. and mr. moore, and james shepherd, and john wheeler, and w.g. pierson, and many, many others in helping to grow what was known nationally as the black wall street. pete served at the helm of mutual savings and loan during the institution's most successful years. he spearheaded the transition from a mutual savings and loan association to a mutual savings bank, and also led to the acquisitions of american federal savings and loan and greensboro national bank. mr. allison was a pillar of the durham community f
states. dina cappiello, the national environment reporter for the associated press, joins me now. 27 1/2 million dollars in finds, $200 million for the cleanup. in the range of penalty, how does this rank? >> it's the biggest ever for a company that violates its water pollution permits. other companies that paid big fines in the past in 2008, the e.p.a. said this is the biggest ever for a company that violated permits it had from states. >> ifill: describe the pollution. >> we're talking about 6,000 violations over 300 state-issued permits, hundreds of streams, tributaries and rivers, 79 active coal minus, over 20 coal processing plants where they put the coal and wash it before it's shipped, over five appalachian states, so it's a pretty massive coverage area for the settlement. >> reportersettlement. >> ifill: how did the discharges occur? >> they're actually piped into the waterways and states issue permits for the companies that give them certain limits and in this case this company repeatedly from 2006 to 2013 exceeded those limits, that they were actually authorized to discharge.
environment that's eroding your blood vefls, causing diabetes, blood pressure issues. these are things we know. >> dr. montgomery thank you so much for your insight. we appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> all new next hour of "newsroom" deadline drawing for yaz's governor. she's feeling pressure to veto a bill that would give businesses the right to turn away customers. >> i ask you why you supported it? >> no thanks. >> randy didn't stop there. she goes in search of answers in the next hour of "newsroom". who feel like there's a brick on their face. who are so congested, it feels like the walls are closing in. ♪ who are so stuffed up, they feel like they're under water. try zyrtec-d® to powerfully clear your blocked nose and relieve your other allergy symptoms... so you can breathe easier all day. zyrtec-d®. find it at the pharmacy counter. zyrtec-d®. ameriprise asked people a simple question: in retirement, will you outlive your money? uhhh. no, that can't happen. that's the thing, you don't know how long it has to last. everyone has retirement questions. so ameriprise created the exclusi
to determine if the spike is result of better detection or changes in the environment. >>> microsoft co-founder bill gates back on top on the list of the world's richest people with a net worth of $76 billion. gates reclaimed the top spot after a four-year hiatus. second on the list with $72 billion. and american business magnet warren buffett was fourth. >>> pizza hut taking the build your own pizza concept to a whole new level. the company is testing a new interactive table top that allows customers to order pizza at their seats using touch screen technology. allows the customers to choose the size of their pizza, crust, how much cheese they want and where they want their toppings. no word yet on how long it'll be before you see it at your local pizza hut. how about breakfast? it is national pancake day. and to celebrate ihop restaurants nationwide are offering up a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to the customers and in return for the free food, ihop asks you consider leaving a donation for the children's miracle network or other charities. >>> how does an athlete from indian
his opposition to obamacare. >> you know what, in a sane environment do when they have problems with a good objective in they fix the problems. the other choice is to just pout if you're not in the white -- if your party is not in the white house, and make as many problems as you can, stop anything good from happening. and if you can't stop it, at least bad-mouth it, and then when life being what it is and all of us being imperfect as we are, when there's a problem, do everything you can to make sure the problem is never fixed. it may work in an election get people all torn up, everybody mad all the time. but it's a dumb way to run a country. >> let's bring in nbc news political reporter kasie hunt, who spent time in ken last week with all of the top candidates. she did a great piece for us, looking at the senate race. your take on the latest developments, including bill clinton being brought in. >> delivering a stem-winder, as usual. clinton was trying to, in that bite you just played, sort of lay out an argument that alison grimes could use as she tries to defend the policies
, the largest military installation in the nation with a testing and training environment that is unmatched anywhere -- anywhere in the world. additionally, new mexico's national guard employs roughly 3,800 full- and part-time military earn he will. collectively, there are 18,000 military personnel serving today in new mexico. volunteerism isn't simply a career choice for new mexicans. it is a way of life. it is ingrained in our state's rich -- it is ingrained in our state's rich history of putting country first. the bill before us renews our promise to all of them. to all of those who are willing to day down their life for their country. it provides benefits to all generations of veterans and their families, and it eliminates the cost-of-living adjustment penalty on military retirees. the legislation incorporates bills and ideas from both democrats and republicans to address the disability claims backlog, including one of my own. across new mexico i have heard from too many veterans who are frustrated with the delays they experience in receiving their disability benefits. last june senator
to this. in future environments, ciber will be the first tool used. >> by both sides? >> by both sides. host: we are joined by paul mcleary a you are watching the exchange at the senate armed services committee earlier this week. the united states, it there's not much dispute that the u.s. has the best conventional military force in the world but how do our cyber capability stack up against other countries? guest: it's hard to measure. the chinese have put a lot of money into this and they have a lot of resources and assets directed toward this but their budget is not public like ours. you don't know exactly what they are doing. what general alexander was saying cuts to the heart of the matter. mightwar, whatever that be, offense or defense of, there is no manual for it. it is a whole new world, a new form of warfare. how do you conduct it, what does it mean, when would this lead to more conventional operations and how do u.s. collate or de-escalate and how do you make that a determined factor to prevent future conflicts? host: if you want to talk about these subjects or have a questio
promise to keep it that way. driven to preserve the environment, csx moves a ton of freight nearly 450 miles on one gallon of fuel. what a day. can't wait til tomorrow. >>> hello, nerdland. prepare yourself for a moment of deja vu. or maybe i should say, deja vote. see what i did there? because i can't say it any better than melissa or joy reid already have, like, you know, last weekend. >> unfortunately, it also means we've had to dust off the tried and true graphic that regular viewers of mhp show will remember from the last election cycle, back in 2012. that's right, this week in voter suppression! and this week in voter suppression, the state of ohio is back at it again. >> now, you guys know i love joy. it is not a contest. but let me try. once again, today, we have an edition of "this week in voter suppression sclts "! and it's brought to you by the letters o-h-i-o. it was just over a week ago that ohio governor john kasich signed laws that cut six days off of early voting and absentee ballots were limited and john husted delivered another setback to voting rights with another cu
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